17 April 2008
Darwin's first 'species theory' thoughts published.
by Peter Mc
Darwin Online just keeps getting better, and today's release of papers includes the moment Charles Darwin first recorded his thoughts doubting the stability of species: (image © Cambridge University Library) which would lead to his first pencil jottings about the theory in 1842, his more comprehensive 1844 version, then paper to the Linnaean Society and the Origin of Species. Good to see The Daily Telegraph has a write up, The Guardian (where James Randerson also blogs about the papers and Adam Rutherford adds to the Darwin-aganza with piece extolling Darwin the nice chap sorry, Expelled-ers) and the BBC also think it worthy of coverage.